November 2006 Table of Contents

From the Editor
unsung heroesFrom the Editor unsung heroes

remembering the candlepower behind our bright lights. Read more

Home Front
comfort zonecomfort zone

Author, professor, scholar, and architect Witold Rybczynski, Hon. FAIA, will receive the eighth Vincent J. Scully Prize on January 17 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Rybczynski was selected for his decades of contributions to architect Read more

gizmo gurugizmo guru

Most monographs whisk the reader through an architect's portfolio. They provide the opportunity for oohs and aahs, but they often don't contain enough space to take a truly in-depth look at the subject's work. Read more

K+B Studio
bachelor bathK + B Studio / Bath bachelor bath

Troy Adams describes the client for this Los Angeles master bath remodel as “a dream customer” who gave him carte blanche to create a “cool spalike concept that was also masculine.” Read more

K + B Studio / Kitchen fusion fashion

Troy Adams relied on his fusion philosophy to generate a sophisticated, yet comfortable, space in this high-profile kitchen for architect Jim Chuda. Mixing a variety of materials, Adams merged edgy European sleekness with the calming natural elements comm Read more

spread the wordspread the word

Through our professional interaction with developers, contractors, city inspectors, engineers, and clients, we architects understand at a detailed level how buildings take shape out of a push-and-pull among sometimes brutal forces: not just physical force Read more

Practice citizen architect

nonprofits can help architects put the pro in pro bono. Read more

Residential Architect Leadership Awards
hall of fame: frank d. welch, faia2006 leadership awards hall of fame: frank d. welch, faia

Reflecting on his 50-year career, Frank D. Welch, FAIA, recalls the pivotal moment in the architectural journey as if it were yesterday. Read more

2006 leadership awards top firm dan rockhill 2006 leadership awards 2006 leadership awards top firm dan rockhill

dan rockhill and his students aren't afraid to dirty their hands building their designs. Read more

rising star: taal safdie and ricardo rabines2006 leadership awards rising star: taal safdie and ricardo rabines

For Southern Californians, Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines do quite a bit of walking. The two architects walk 7-year-old Raquel, the youngest of their three children, to her elementary school on weekday mornings. Read more

Doctor Spec
doctor spec rerun of the mill

reclaimed lumber and other materials are worthy of a second look. Read more

new materialnew material new material

all the new that's fit to print. Read more

covert operationsoff the shelf covert operations

revealing the stealth appeal of drawer-based appliances. Read more

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who do you consider an unsung hero of architecture?who do you consider an unsung hero of architecture?

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